Palm Desert Charter Middle School serves 1,372 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,372 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Palm Desert Charter Middle School's student population of 1,372 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,372 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Palm Desert Charter Middle School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
46%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
65%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
27:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
7%
12%
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Hispanic
49%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
38%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Palm Desert Charter Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

46% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Palm Desert Charter Middle School?

1,372 students attend Palm Desert Charter Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

49% of Palm Desert Charter Middle School students are Hispanic, 38% of students are White, 7% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Palm Desert Charter Middle School?

Palm Desert Charter Middle School has a student ration of 27:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Palm Desert Charter Middle School offer ?

Palm Desert Charter Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

What school district is Palm Desert Charter Middle School part of?

Palm Desert Charter Middle School is part of Desert Sands Unified School District.

School Reviews

5   12/8/2021
This school was great! I was in the band program for 3 years, and I loved the community there. There are electives like art, theater, Spanish, foods, robotics, engineering, and choir, but there are many more to choose from. Some of the teachers are lenient about what you're doing during class as long as you''re getting all your work done.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - jali30o9
5   12/8/2021
This school was great!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - student

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,372 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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